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testimony about how dee dee moore swindled the lottery winner before murdering him. linsey davis has the details. >> reporter: it's like something out of "csi," george. dee dee moore try wrote a letter she killed. the man who supposedly wrote this letter was not just dead. he was also illiterate. for the first time, when the jury walks into trial for the dee dee moore murder trial, they'll have an escort. this after they said that one of the witnesses and several of the friends and family of the murder victim were staring at them and made them feel uncomfortable when outside the courtroom. >> does it affect your ability to be fair and impartial in this case? >> no. i just want to feel safe. >> reporter: on monday, they looked at rambling two-page letter, that police detective smith said that moore forged in an effort to convince his mother he was still alive. >> she had a brand-new laptop set up, and a printer. she had a rubber type glove on. and a scarf thing over her head. >> what did that conceal? >> that was supposed to conceal her hair. >> reporter: greg smith testified he was i
ticks down it appears some republicans may be softening their stance. nbc's brian moore has the very latest on this story. >> reporter: president obama and house speaker john boehner were behind closed doors trying to break the tax and spending stalemate that threatens to take the country over the fiscal cliff in just over three weeks. meanwhile, one by one republicans are bowing to the president's demand that takes go up for the wealthy. >> will i accept a deal? >> yes. >> we don't have a lot of cards before year end. we have one house. that's it, the presidency and the senate. it's in the democrat's hands. >> since we agree with the democrats, 98% of the american people and 80% of the bush tax cuts, i would get that off the table now so they don't worry about it. >> democrats insist taxes are going up on the rich no matter what. >> if you don't increase tax rates 2%, you won't generate enough revenue to have meaningful deficit reductions. >> republicans want big spending cuts to programs like medicare and social security. >> we don't want to be back here in another year or ten year
at the international monetary fund, annie lowry an economic policy reporter for "the new york times." steven moore, editorial writer for "the wall street journal." ken, you tear financial crisis guru here. forget the politics. just give us the math. if washington fails to avert the cliff, the worst-case scenario will be the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts. what does that do to our economy? >> well, if they don't come to a deal and then sit there all next year and don't come to a deal, we will go back into recession. it will be very, very ugly. and the united states is one of the few bright spots in the world and it will be ugly to have the whole world go into recession. but i don't think that's likely. i think if we pass for a month then they'll eventually pass something. but it shows the dysfunction in washington of not being able to pass anything. by the way, ali, the debt ceiling's coming up. they're not agreeing on that. so even if they agree on this, then in a month or two they're going to be in the same position on the debt ceiling. >> and our debt ceiling actually comes to a head
gwen moore, democrat from wisconsin. she was a staunch supporter of rice amid the republican criticism. and joan walsh, editor at large of salon.com and an msnbc political analyst. thank you both for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend. >> thank you, reverend sharpton. >> congresswoman, what is your reaction to ambassador rice's announcement? >> i can tell you, i'm saddened. i'm enraged. this was always a fabricated, trumped up allegation. this, you know, not very briegt, there's not enough time on this program to walk through her tremendous accomplishments over the last 20 years in public service. i think that the republicans see an opportunity to have senator kerry appointed as secretary of state. and be able to rup a special election off cycle to be able to -- to win john kerry's seet in massachusetts. as you might remember, president obama sort of blew romney away in massachusetts. 60% to about 39%. and it was a little bit closer with the elizabeth, warren brown race. 63% to maybe about 43%. so all throughout these trumped up charges of her not being very bright and trustwor
thomas moore, quotes that i guess i assume he very much liked. one was relevant to face calf cliff discussion. what you cannot turn to good you must at least make as littled be as you can. which is thomas moore, a good, bob bork sentment for guiding yourself in washington. at least make the bad as little bad as you can. the other quote from thomas moore, you must not abandon a ship in the storm because you cannot control the winds. it love. that must not abandon the snip the storm because yaw cannot control the winds. dying a week before christmas. pay respects to him here. naughty, how about baby boomers. the baby boomer generation. we are the greatest generation to save us from the naziism and in a way to won the cold war as well. ronald reagan, not a baby-boomer. we have become close to bankrupting the country and not a good job of leadership and i hope the kid's generation is more like their grandparents. than like us. for me, happy to dump on the fellow baby boomers. >> going to be around a long time. you have to deal with us. juan? naughty or nice? >> start with nice. i think
in texas. he hold moore at gun point when he had him in his home. moore should be lucky to be alive. >> evidences going to try and run or something and i was going to have to shoot him or my step dad was going to have to shoot him. >> he now faces burglary charges. >>> democrats and republicans are far apart on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. doug luzader is live with more. >> they are drawing one line in the sand after another confident the republicans will give in at the approach of the new year. he hopes he makes a deal on this. but his point man on fiscal cliff negotiations took a much different tone if republicans don't negotiate on revenue band tax rates on upper earners the white house is ready to go right over the cliff. >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >>> oo absolutely. >> the president had support on raising tax rates on upper income earners. republicans have support the putting more emphasis on government spending rather than just simply raising taxes. the republican leaders in congress meantime who also met with business leaders yesterday
between house speaker boehner and president obama. with stephen moore of the "wall street journal" and later the author of "columbine" and what we have learned from that tragedy and how it applies to the shooting in connecticut. >> i called on congress today to act immediately on what is appropriate to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> the headline in this morning's baltimore sun reflects those across the country. from the tribune's washington magazine, it's said when he weight in friday he delivered a lashing speech that included violent movies and video games as he said his plan would train those to guard our schools. in this edition of today's program, we're going to begin the first 45 minutes of the program to talk about the nra's response to the shootings. they broke their silence yesterday with executive director and vice president wayne. we'll talk more about what he had to say. but we want to get you involved in the conversation
announces the formation of a task force to tackle the issue. i'm pam moore. we'll see you i'm pam moore. we'll see you look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids hau ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. safeway. ingredients for life. samaritan church presch
. >> gretchen: we have a hypochrissy alert. remember michael moor's latest ovie bashing tax rate breaks. >> steve: and a big secret and writing a letter to his younger self as a warning for others not to do the same thing. coach k will reveal that letter with brian next on "fox and friends" ♪ ♪ than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. advil pm® or tylenol pm. the advil pm® guy is spending less time lying awake with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. advil pm®. the difference is a better night's sleep. with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. you can't argue with nutrition you can see. great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. see the seam? more pcessed flakes look nothing like natural grains. i'm eating what i kn is better nutrition. mmmm. great grains. search great grains and see for yourself. >> brian: coach k. mike is one of the best co
for columbine." michael moore's academy award winning documentary, "bowling for columbine." current tv presents this important film tonight at 6 eastern followed immediately by an encore presentation. [ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show". >> on the east coast, it is six minutes after 6:00 on a friday morning. we can hearby confirm that the world has not ended. high hey, what the hell? good morning, everybody. welcome to the "full-court press" on a friday. ♪ alleluia. ♪ >> damn right. it's friday, december 21st. ♪ alleluia. ♪ >> this friday especially our favorite day here around "the bill press show". ♪ alleluia. ♪ >> bill: alleluia, indeed indeed. good to see you today. welcome to the "full-court press." coming out to you live all the way across this great land of ours, every little village and town and big city in america, from our studio here on capitol hill in washington, d.c. this friday morning, december 21st, now three days, three shopping days left until christmas. you d
jonathan moore who represents four to five men in their suit against the city of new york. thank you for coming on the show tonight, jonathan. >> thank you, reverend al. >> this was obviously a joyous day for the central park five. but your case has been going on for years. what are you asking for? and why is it still going on a decade later? >> well, the case is about really two things. it's about compensation for the fact that these young kids, 14, 15 at the time, spent the best part of their youth locked up in prisons in the state of new york for something that they didn't do. but the case is also about accountability. and about holding these detectives and the district attorneys involved accountable for their misconduct. they had hard evidence that was not used, am i right? >> they had any reasonable detective or district attorney looking at this evidence at the time. especially when the evidence came back with no dna connection between these kid and the unfortunate victim in the park that night. they should have been looking at evidence for who really did this. they had the name
. with millions of americans unemployed this simply makes no sense. stephen moore, senior writer for "the wall street journal." how are you doing, steve? good morning. >> hi, bill. bill: they're saying 43,000 jobs because of this. what, a latex glove gets taxed? i thought it was just like on mri machines and big items like that? >> actually, no. thank you for doing this segment because a lot of americans don't realize when the president calls for all the new taxes in the fiscal cliff negotiation, mr. president we already have a big tax increase that will hit on january 2nd. that of course is the obamacare taxes. you mentioned one of them, the tax on medical devices and medical equipment, bill, which i agree with, congressman price. that will reduce innovation and will reduce the kind of invention and new products we need to keep people healthier. in addition to that, bill, don't forget there is something called 3.8% investment tax surcharge in the obamacare bill that starts in january. one of the things that the president says is a little misleading i will only raise tax rates back where they
cuts? what other options do lawmakers have as a last resort. steven moore joins us from washington. steven is a senior economics writer with "the wall street journal." he writes op-eds. he's involved in the opinion pages. he's also a co-founder of the organization called club for growth, which has really been at the forefront of fighting tax increases across the board. so, you know, sometimes, steven, on tv we talk about grover norquist and a lot of people really don't like him. you think grover has the right idea. you have colleague es in the senate, in the house of representatives. we have talked about this endlessly for many months and we both sort of went into the last few days thinking they'll get a deal, they'll do it. it will increase some tacks on the rich and we'll figure out a number. i think both of us put forward it would be $500,000, the threshold. were we wrong or what? >> well, you know, ali, i love you, but i don't want to spend new year's eve with you and we may be doing that. i don't know. look, i still think -- i have been saying this for the last three weeks, th
president obama. among those who spoke with academy award winning filmmaker, michael moore. >> [inaudible] the idea of how we incarcerate people in this country -- leonard is there for a crime he did not commit. he has served 37 years enslaved in a pen. what will history write about us and how to lock up some of our best people? there for the grace of god go you or i. i woke up today and i was inspired by his poetry, so i decided to write a poem for him. i will read it to you first and somehow i will get him on the phone and read it to him read. here goes. dear mr. president, please let leonard come home let him be home for christmas that would make my yuletide gay but his troubles be far, far away he has been gone some 37 years just think of what he has missed i want to take into ikea and see if he can figure out how to put together a coffee table imagine to gather i want to take them to starbucks and show him the difference between a grande and vinte. i want to bring into my home and let him watch the bachelorette and see if you can guess who gets the single red rose i want to go to cit
's christopher lance moore, things didn't go as planned when he allegedly broke into a home in texas. the man holding moore at gun point when he found him at his home. his stepson says moore should be lucky to still be alive. >> it was a bad night probably. he was going to try and run or something and that i was gog have to shoot him or my stepdad would have to shoot him. >> gretchen: so moore now facing burglary charges. brian? >> brian: former republican senator alan simpson can legislate, but i didn't know until now that he can actually dance. ♪ . >> brian: that is fantastic. 81-year-old getting down and drawing attention to the fiscal cliff. he made this as part of a nonpartson group because you can not be partisan and do gangam style. the can kicks back, they're urging young americans to help solve the nation's crisis. simpson was one half of the simpson bowles commission tasked with tackling the debt and deficit. >> gretchen: the reason he didn't kick the can was because he had a plan that you wouldn't have to kick the can. you would actually put our fiscal order better off. speaking
is back. can you tell? here we go. >> no. >> apparently, according to "the new york post," demi moore has been dumped by her 26-year-old boyfriend. whose name we just love to say. apparently vito has had enough -- he said peace out. we saw those pictures last week of her partying in miami. and apparently he's -- it was a distraction and he's a business guy, got his art galleries going on. he's like enough of this and let her go. according to radar, even her daughters are worried about her behavior. keep in mind, back in february she checked into rehab, she was back in the hospital. she's had a rough 2012, so maybe this wasn't the best time to get into a relationship. so he said, sayonara to demi moore. it's a loss here at "the skinny." >> it is a verb. anyway, so beyonce, she rules the world, like all of us women do. she just scored a $50 million endorsement deal from pepsi, and she's going to have her pretty little face on a can. a can of pepsi. a can of the drink. come on, do you always have to objectify women? >> no, just her. >> she's not necessarily going to be in pepsi commercials.
to on today's show. we don't -- for-god's sake gwen moore i love her, on the big show, and sexy liberal john fugelsang who is on that very special tonight in hour number three. >> yes. >> stephanie: let's go to doug in st. charles. you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, doug. >> caller: good morning. >> stephanie: hi go ahead. >> caller: this is a set up for jim. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: this is a setup for jim. i had read a study -- a book on comparative ideologies and when they talk about the fascist party some of the things that stand out is disbelief in science, propaganda which they found radio is the most effective form of it. they went to radio. and it's kind of funny because there's like seven or eight different things on it but each one of them describes the republican party today. >> the original [ inaudible ] in italy, the corporatist party. >> correct. correct. >> stephanie: exactly. oh by the way, greg writes about reince preibus, gym! >> reinholt reince prebus! [ dog barking ] >> i never thought we would use that sound bite. >> stephanie: they want m
. dagen: thank you very much. we want to bring in steve moore to ask him quickly if there's enough time to get a deal done. he's senior economics writer at the "wall street journal," author of "who is the fairest of them all" and steve now that i introduced you, we're going to have to go to the new york stock exchange to hear wait till the sun shines which the traders sing every time this time of year. i'm going to pose the question to you. apologies if i need to interrupt you. is there enough time to get a deal done? >> yeah, there is. peter is exactly right that the modus operandi and capitol hill and the white house for the last 30 years is every time they are up against the deadline, they are like the high schoolkid who has to finish thesis paper. they wait till the last minute. so dagen, i'm making a prediction that on december 31st, you and i will probably be talking and i think they will be furiously negotiating and i think they probably wiil reach a deal. let me make one other point if i may, let's say it doesn't happen on december 31st, it's going to happen in january. it is no
. sounds moore like a made for tv movie. 41-year-old mark state was arrested last month along with his nephew. sources tell kqre that the men planned to strangle bieber and his body guard with a paisley tie at the show in new york last month and the suspects were allegedly going to castrate them both. one of the men was arrested with pruning shears. authorities say the plan was hatched by a convicted murderer already in prison. he tipped off the authorities himself. >>> people in indiana love basketball but many of them hate the score from a girl's high school basketball game this week. the team from arlington high played bloomington. they won 107-2. let me say that again. 107-2. the bloomington coach is being accused of running up the score. he says he encouraged his team to keep shooting because if he didn't, it would have been more embarrassing to arlington. arlington had already lost 23 straight games averaging just 17 points a game. >> not nice. not in fort wane kentucky. here's a basket brawl for you featuring two mascots. they were supposed to stage a mock fight during halftime
and fortune and try to turn that statistic around. derrick moore and stephanie perry moore. authors of the lookwood lions series of books. appreciate you being with us today. good to see you. >> thank you. >> thank you for having us. >> i want to hear more about the series of books momentarily. a very broad question we could probably spend hours on. how did we get to the point where 77% of 8th graders are reading below grade level? how did this happen? >> a great question to ask. how did it happen? you said it. kids are doing so many other things nowadays but not spending time taking advantage of their own education. great textbooks and educators and in the best school buildings but you they have to decide internally they want to take advantage of getting their own education. kids aren't finding success and therefore they are not really trying and that is what is making them fail. >> this lockwood lions series of books tries to address the fundamental issue by making reading interesting, right? >> we are so excited. we spent a lot of time in the schools and have is been asking the y
, steven moore, a member of the "wall street journal" editorial board. sesteven, let's start with you. great to hear harry reid on this. the last time i checked the do so called proposal that a he put forth in july didn't really receive any support and only dealt with tax increases. it wasn't a comprehensive deal and didn't involve real spending cuts it was just raise tax and it went no where. for him to blame republicans, come on. >> don't forget, it has been 13 hyundais since hair arery reid even passed a budget out of the united states senate. we don't even know what the united states senators stand for in terms of the budget debate. the same thing on taxes. the house actually passed a lot of people don't know that earlier this year the house passed a bill to extend all of the bush era tax cuts for another year until resolve the issue. the senate again didn't act on that. the grave yard of the items are the united states senate. the other thing interesting harry reid said the president has his door open to any negotiating in any kind of deal that the republicans may offer. they put
this weekend. we reached out but haven't heard back yet. steve moore is here with us. if the strike happens, some estimates say $1 billion per day hit to the economy. >> yeah, there's no question. if you -- you used the right word, cripple the economy. the ports in this country are the backbone of our trade, both export and imports and i've read estimates of $100 billion or more comes in and out. so it cook devastating, and reverberate throughout the economy. retailers, wholesalers. food distributors, everybody would be affected by the strike if it goes forward. >> exactly what do the unions want and what is management willing to do? how far apart are the two groups? >> it's interesting. they're not really -- normally in a wage dispute with the union,ettes it's about wages and benefits but in this case it's not. what the unions are objecting to, according to the media reports i've been seeing, is they object to new kinds of work rules and new kinds of efficiencies that the port systems want to put in place to make the ports more productive, lower costs. that's happening -- you cover these m
and the likes of chuck schumer and jay rockefeller who owned an ar15 and michael moore and so many of these elites. now we have the demonization of people who suggest that maybe it should be local school districts and communities that take matters into their own hands. i pointed to a great example here in my own home state of colorado. in west cliff colorado where a local city councilman wrote me and told me about a sheriff's jut reach program to citizen volunteers who have been protecting their local school district for ten years now, getting training and working jointly with the sheriff's departments. i think that andrew cuomo maybe ought to talk to his brother, chris cuomo, who himself a member of that liberal democratic family has also endorsed the idea of armed guards in school districts. there are so many other things that do not infringe upon liberty or the second amendment that could go much further along towards preventing the next mass tragedy than what they are proposing now. >> and rob emmanuel's kids are protected by armed guards and the president jokingly said i ran s
their marriages a timeout. heidi klum divorced seal. demi moore and ashton kutcher reason officially divorce, but both say they want a break. and tom cruise and katie holmes ended their marriage in june. hollywood had its share of happily ever afters. justin timberlake and jessica biel. and brangelina finally ready to tie the knot. and pitt's ex-wife, jennifer aniston announced her engagement. >> the winner of "american idol" is phillip phillips. >> season 12 kicks off in january. the x factor adding new faces. america choosing the winner -- >> tate stevens! >> hollywood's biggest night went silent. the best picture award going to the artist, the film alone grabbing five oscars. meryl streep had won the record for the most nominations. she took home an oscar for her portrayal of the iron lady. the descendants took home best picture golden globe awards. >> i'd like to know who the guy was my wife was seeing. >> and the avengers, the top grossing film of the year. 2012 was a tough year for twihards, as twilight star kristin stewart admitting to cheating on robert pattinson with the married dir
't heard back yet. steve moore is here with us. if th strike happens, some estimates say $1 billion per day hit to the economy. >> yeah, the's no question. if you -- you used the right word, cripple the economy. the ports in this country are the backbone of our trade, both export and imports and i've read estimates of $100 billion or more comes in and out. so it cook devastating, and reverberate throughout the economy. retailers, whesalers. food distributors, everybody would be affected by the strike if it goes forward. >> exactly what do the unions want and what is management willing to do? how far apart arehe two groups? >> it's inresting. they're not really -- normally in a wage dispute with the union,ettes it's about wages and benefits but in this case it's not. what the unions are objecting to, according to the media reports i've been seeing, is theybject to new kinds of work rules and new kinds of efficiencies that the port systems want to put in place to make the ports more productive, lower costs. that's happening -- you cover these markets every day. it's happening in every industr
to get a reality check from stephen moore, a member of the wall street editorial board and author of "who's the fairest of them all?" . stephen, we have spent six month talking about this can't happen we can't go off the fiscal cliff. we've got to meet this deadline and now they are saying, it's not that bad. which is it? >> look, i don't think it's the end of the world and i think it would get resolved in the weeks ahead but it's a black eye for our whole political system. think about this. here we are two or three days away from the start of the year without any american business or investor or workerer knowing what the payroll tax is going to be, income tax is going to be, i mean, this just isn't a very good way to run a country and it's almost like banana republic politics. >> my dad used to say, no way to run a railroad. let's talk about a couple of things. this whole idea that tax rates on everyone will go up. does the irs, does the treasury department have the ability to sort of say, look, here's some guidance. keep withholding where it is? >> the irs is in turmoil right now. they
, texas. mayor moore passed away last week after 63 years as richmond's mayor. he was a true texan, a straight shooter who loved his family, good conversation, quayle hunting, ranching -- quail hunting, ranching and texas longhorn football. the last time i talked with mayor moore was richmond's 175th anniversary. my speech was interrupted by trains roaring by. the trains did not dare to interrupt mayor moore. i asked him, how can i do that? he said, give it time. give it time. he gave richmond time. the time of his life. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> to ask unanimous consent address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from california is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to announce the discovery of a new break through in mathematics of the theory of vector bundles. part of the interest comes from its application to quantum mechanics, the theory that makes modern electronics possible, and p
, the jacksonville jaguars will scoop him up next year. >>> ashton kutcher filed divorce papers, but demi moore is holding off on signing them. tmz says moore is ready to get divorced, but holding out for a big divorce settlement. the "two and a half men" co-star has had a successful career and made a fortune investing in technology companies. kutcher cited irreconcilable differences when he filed for divorce from moore. >>> think beautiful people have no problems? listen to this. a woman was fired for being "irresistible." now she's talking. melissa nelson was fired because her boss and his wife felt she was a threat to their marriage. she was a dental assistant. the iowa supreme court ruled that it was legal. she spoke to don lemon yesterday. >> i don't think it's fair. i don't think it's right. the last couple of days have just been an emotional roller coaster. i'm trying to stay strong. >> i don't even know what to say about that, alina. >> the back story, apparently they were exchanging text messages outside of work, the wife got wind of the in late 2009. and in early 2010, she was fired.
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ranks led to the push for moore rigorous standards. nationwide only 35% of 8th graders met expectations in reading. and only 25% of high school graduates who took the a.c.t. college entrance exam testedded ready for college. the university of chicago's tim nolls says the poor outcome led to the call for new standards. >> one of the main motivations is looking at the highest performing countries in the world and the most improving countries in the world and saying, what are they doing? one of the things that we find that they're doing is they're teaching many fewer standards. in singapore, for example, which has some of the best mathematics and science results in the world they teach literally half the standards that america attempts to teach. >> reporter: the common core standards were developed by teachers, school administrators, experts and parents. but the developers say the federal government did not have a role in creating the standards. instead they were state-driven. each state must approve the standards if they are to be used. >> we're just going to read very, very short chapter
jeffrey moore. >> i did very well. >> you knew the indicators that are used to define recession. they're not cherry-picked. that are very specific. they've been defining them for decades, almost a century. >> what are they? >> they are production, income, sales, broad sales and employment. that is it. and when they peak collectively, that is a telltale sign that you have turned the corner on the business cycle and are headed down. >> what about the -- production has come down. i agree with you. income has come down. sales have come down. employment, however, is still rising. >> well, first off, on production and income, you have not seen the simultaneous decline we have now in over half a century. you've never seen it outside of a recession. and you've always seen it inside of a recession and both of those peaked in july, broad sales thus far the peak is in july. that's the high point. we'll see what happens. unemployment is still rising. that's your best argument -- >> employment is still rising. >> jobs growth is still positive. now, that is not inconsistent with a recession. in thr
scratch at this point in the game? we will talk to house budget committee member gwen moore. >>> and americans have some harsh words for our elected leaders. we will dig deep near the nbc news poll. and gonna find out which words folks used when they thought about the republican party and when they described democrats. quite interesting. we are up in three. something m? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out.
. looks like we may go into january without a deal. >> stephen moore saying we're going off the cliff. we've got new details on the plan, the president's scaled-down proposal. here's what's on the table. extend the current tax rates for 98% of americans, incomes up to $250,000. extend unemployment benefits, that's an important point. not being talked about enough. extending the alternative minimum tax patch. prevents cuts in payments to doctors who treatment medicare payments. -- patients. would this scaled-down proposal save us from economic disaster? >> we've done a tremendous amount of damage to ourselves, embarrassing ourselves around the world. we're assuring investors we're as risky as standard & poor's thought we were when they reduced our credit rating. it would be great if we could avoid sharp credit risks. restoring the unemployment insurance benefits is really important because you have millions of people who are depending on this for income. and they're going to spend that money if you give it to them and that's what the economy needs. >> absolutely right. >> wait, hold on. le
world. terrence moore is her, sports contribute to cnn.com and writer for mlb.com. let's start now. we're going to start with adrian peterson. adrian peterson, all right? running back for the minnesota vikings. making a run at the single season rushing record, a great achievement, but what makes his season such an amazing comeback? >> this guy is absolutely insane what he's doing, okay? tomorrow, don, marks the one-year anniversary of this guy severely busting up his left knee. three weeks after surgery, he was walking. eight weeks after surgery he was sprinting. now he's just amazing. you talk about the record, but more realistic than that, 100 yards rushing next week against the green bay packers, this guy will become only the seventh rusher ever to run for more than 2,000 yards in a given season. that's a lot. >> with a busted knee. >> at 27. could you do that? >> i couldn't do it with two good knees, some help, and another running back pushing me along with a go-cart, i so couldn't do that. let's turn the page now and talk about head coach of the indianapolis colts diagnosed with l
's bring stephen moore in. i think you're going to disagree with my notion that government can be all that helpful to our runner. that government can be helpful other than by getting out of the way. i think you're going to suggest lower taxes, lower spending, fewer regulations. for the sake of this argument and analogy, accept that taxes are going up. there are many soifr who is argue that there is not a role for government in this let the markets and private industry handle it. but they haven't, and we've got substandard roads and bridges and electricity and broadband infrastructure. all of this means we're less attractive to business. do you accept that the government has a role to play in the rebuilding of america's infrastructure? >> well, sure. and by the way, i love your optimism, ali, i hope you're exactly right about 2013 and 2014. we've been spending money on the programs. a lot of the school buildings, i mean that's been going on in a large magnitude in the united states. what i like and where we might find some agreement, you know, i do think private-sector dollars can lead
journal" editorial writer steve moore and chrystia free land. i asked ken how you convince lawmakers that infrastructure money is well spent and how do you ensure that the money is, in fact, well spent? >> i think you have to have firm regulatory oversight. it's not something you can just spend the money and walk away from. but there are the electricity grid, water, aging bridges. there's so many things hardening our cyber infrastructure against terrorist attacks and such. many, many things. elt doesn't have to be public money. there's no reason we have to be so statused about this that we can't have more private money. we have telephone companies, cable companies, we did the railroads that way. it doesn't all have to be public money. >> steven is nodding his head vigorously. you're going to disagree with the assertion that government can be helpful. a new analogy. that government can be helpful other than by getting out of the way. i think you'll suggest lower taxes, lower spending, fewer regulations. but let's for the sake of this argument and this analogy accept taxes are going up
: michael moore. host: i'm sorry? caller: michael moore. capitalism is dead. host: george, good morning. caller: good morning. george will. he is not an office holder and has no intention of running for public office. he gave a lecture in st. louis on december 4 and it was aired on c-span last evening. it was about progressivism and how would differs from thomas jefferson's vision and view of the basis for our government founded in natural rights. wilson was the opposite in his view. a little bit of a man involved subject. the movement started with president wilson and basically 100 years ago. george will analyze it in his lecture at the differences between the declaration of independence upon which thomas jefferson based the fundamental rights, the natural rights as announced in the declaration of independence. host: what is it about mr. will that makes him a hero to you? caller: he has consistently for decades espoused in billion form. fo brilliant writing he is a conservative in the truest sense of the word. he made clear the distinction between what happened in the french revolution
for business and he is he is isly during a fragile economic recovery. economist steve moore will be joining us in just a moment. heather: plus one side already claiming victory in egypt's controversial new constitution fight. the latest news coming out of cairo. that is coming up. to the best vacation spot on earth. (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabam louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mis
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